Data Buoy Co-Operation Panel
DBCP - The Data Buoy Cooperation Panel
|The Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP), was established in 1985 as a joint WMO/IOC initiative (see Terms of Reference). It was originally concerned only with drifting ocean data buoys, but in 1993 expanded its activities to also encompass moored data buoys on the open ocean. It addresses the requirements and needs for real-time or archival data from buoys, both drifting and moored, coordinates buoy deployments worldwide, and provides a forum for the exchange of technical and related information on buoy technology, communications systems and the applications of buoy data, to both operations and research.|
The Panel coordinates its activities with other programmes such as the WWW, GOOS and GCOS. The implementation of buoy deployments is coordinated at the regional level through Action Groups:
The panel is supported by a full-time technical coordinator (see Terms of Reference), and maintains its own DBCP web site.
DBCP groups and contact points:
Useful DBCP items or links:
(page last updated 28 March, 2022)